Hyperkeratosis of the Nipple and Areola is a very common skin condition that shares some features of Seborrheic Keratoses, which I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Hyperkeratosis of the Nipple and Areola is usually asymptomatic with unknown etiology. What Is Hyperkeratosis and Who Can Get it? Women account for […]

Clear Cell Acanthoma, also called Degos Acanthoma, is a skin lesion that shares many characteristics with Seborrheic Keratoses that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology clinics.  Clear Cell Acanthomas are red scaly plaques that range in size from 1 to 2 cm and usually begin in adulthood.  The most common anatomical […]

Benign Lichenoid Keratoses, also called Lichen Planus Like Keratoses, are one of the most common skin lesions I encounter in both my The Woodlands and Conroe area patients. Clinically, Benign Lichenoid Keratoses causes red slightly scaly plaques that are almost clinically identical to superficial basal cell cancers. Benign Lichenoid Keratoses have to be biopsied to […]

Flegel’s Disease, also called Hyperkeratosis Lenticularis Perstans, are small keratotic plaques that are almost exclusively found on the calves, which I occasionally encounter in my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Flegel’s Disease shares many characteristics of Seborrheic Keratoses but on histology there is a bandlike inflammatory infiltrate in the papillary dermis that is […]

Warty Dyskeratomas are solitary lesions that can mimic the appearance of Seborrheic Keratoses and I frequently encounter them in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Warty Dyskeratomas are found on the head and neck in 70% of cases but can also occur on the trunk and extremities.  Warty Dyskeratomas are scaly nodules […]

Stucco Keratoses are a type of Seborrheic Keratosis that I encounter very frequently in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Stucco Keratoses are also called Keratoelastoidosis Verrucosa.  They appear as “stuck on” Seborrheic Keratoses that can be easily removed with friction.  Typically, Stucco Keratoses affect middle age men but can be found […]

Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra is a type of Seborrheic Keratosis that occurs in patients with darker skin types and Asians and is very commonly encountered in my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology clinics.  Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra typically begins in adolescence as small black macules which become papular with time.  The cheek area is most commonly […]

The Sign of Leser Trelat is a paraneoplastic syndrome that occurs when patients suddenly develop numerous seborrheic keratoses due to an internal malignancy and I occasionally encounter this phenomenon in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology clinics.  A paraneoplastic syndrome is a non-cancerous symptom or sign that is temporally associated with an underlying cancer.  The most […]

Seborrheic Keratoses are one of the most common skin lesions that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Approximately, 92% of the population is affected by Seborrheic Keratoses.  Seborrehic Keratoses are genetically programmed to appear on the skin and typically begin after age 30.  Over time, the skin accumulates more […]